An Employee Of The California Office of Emergency Services Was Detained on Suspicion of Killing His Child

According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, a man who works for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has been detained on suspicion of killing his little daughter.

According to sheriff’s deputies, they looked into a claim of infant abuse at the 37-year-old Kevin Van Streefkerk’s residence on June 17.

The infant suffered several injuries as a consequence of the abuse and was brought to a hospital in critical condition, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. On Father’s Day, the infant girl who was only 5 weeks old passed away in the hospital.

The father of the infant was arrested and charged with first-degree murder two days later.

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According to KCRA, Van Streefkerk, a resident of Cameron Park, is employed with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

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The department is in charge of organizing all state emergency responses to situations such as wildfires, storms, earthquakes, and others. Van Streefkerk, according to KCRA, is a radio technician who doesn’t deal with the public on a regular basis.

The facts surrounding this incident have astonished and saddened us, a department official told KCRA. We’re working closely with law enforcement on this inquiry, and from what we’ve heard, the alleged incidents didn’t happen while he was working for the state.

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